CCM Jazz Studies Catskeller Jam Session Reviewed by UC’s News Record

The News Record‘s Editor-in-Chief, Gin A. Ando, spotlights a recent CCM Jazz Studies jam session at UC’s campus pub, the Catskeller – you can view the story here. Be sure to catch the final concert of the fall CCM Jazz Series on Sunday, Nov. 14. You can view an exclusive preview of the concert here.

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CCM Jazz Presents “Jazz Hot”

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On Sunday, Nov. 14 the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band present “Jazz Hot.” Featuring exciting work and hot solos from the contemporary and big band repertoire, the concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus. Scott Belck and Paul Piller conduct. Our video preview of the concert was shot and edited by CCM Electronic Media student Walter Nini.

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Preview: The Scenic Design of Evita

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Next month, CCM’s Corbett Auditorium will transform into mid-century Latin America for the Mainstage Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. Here’s a sneak peek at what that transformation will look like, courtesy of Senior Resident Scenic Designer Thomas Umfrid. You can view more of Umfrid’s work here.

With lighting by Samantha Spiro, sound design by Richard J. Koharik and Chuck Hatcher, costumes by Reba Senske, wig and make-up design by Kelly Yurko, choreography by Patti James, musical direction by Jesse Kissel and direction by Aubrey Berg, Evita will be the must-see musical this fall. See full production details after the jump.

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CCM’s Theatrical Props: Making the Scene Seem Seamless

Jackie Demaline explores the design work behind The Matchmaker and other upcoming CCM productions in “Making the Scene Seem Seamless” – you can read her full story here.

CCM’s Mainstage production of The Matchmaker runs tonight (preview) through Oct. 31 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus. Tickets are still available by calling 513-556-4183. You can learn more about the production here.

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CCM Holds Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Student Andrew Howell

A candlelight vigil will be held in remembrance of musician, student and valued friend Andrew Howell in the CCM Alumni Gardens on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. A slideshow compiled by Howell’s friends and colleagues will be shown in the adjacent Baur Room during this time. Interim Dean Frank Weinstock and Professor of Horn Randy Gardner will say a few words and the CCM Horn Studio will perform.

The Alumni Gardens, home to the iconic Pan fountain, are located just past the breezeway between the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts and CCM Memorial Hall. The gardens are also accessible from the Baur Room. More information on the event is available here.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Howell’s family, friends and instructors during this time.

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The CCM Chorale Performs Duruflé’s “Requiem” Oct. 31, 2010

This Sunday, the Calvary Episcopal Church in Cincinnati welcomes the CCM Chorale for an all-Duruflé program that will feature Notre Pere and the Requiem, the composer’s unquestioned masterwork. Brett Scott conducts. Other guest artists will include include mezzo-soprano Karen Lykes and organist Bryan Mock, who will perform works for solo organ: Prelude sur l’Introit de l’Epiphanie and Toccata, Opus 5. Part of the Mary Slade Rust Martin and Louis Henry Martin Memorial Program, this event starts at 5pm and is open to the public. The program is offered free of charge, but voluntary donations are welcome. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of CCM student Andrew Howell. More information after the jump.

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CCM Presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Evita,” Nov. 17-21

 

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CCM’s Musical Theatre department kicks off its Mainstage Season with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Evita. This vivacious show runs from November 17 (preview) through November 21 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Perón. Her huge political influence and widespread charity catapulted her into the hearts of the working class, but enraged the wealthy and the military of Argentina. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience and features the memorable songs “High Flying, Adored” and the legendary “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina,” putting into music the unfortunately short life of the unofficial heroine of Argentina.

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